Chances are, with the advancements in the area of infertility, you know at least one person who has twins. Today it’s more common than ever before. And designing with this little curveball…sorry, these little curveballs, can sometimes be a challenge. Space, theme, colors, and gender…they are all factors to consider. But the incredible choices that are available now are limitless. Sometimes the way to make things work is to shake things up.
Here we are again at Feisty Friday, and I’m going to introduce you to two little girls who give feisty a new meaning. This is Karsen (on the left) and Marin (on the right.) They are two 10-year-old girls who have been bitten by the interior design bug this summer. With some imagination and perseverance, they created something amazing and beautiful from something boring and common. I interviewed them to get the real story. Enjoy!
Today we are cheering on Shari Stamps from the chic and sassy website Popsugar.com, more specifically Popsugar Moms. Emphasizing the importance of fun and inspiration when designing a kid’s room, Juvenile Hall Design had two of their room designs chosen to represent the cause.
In my recent posts, I’ve mentioned how it is so exciting that blogging has presented me with a “new” element in my design career. And I have received such positive feedback over these first few months. Thank you to all of you who are sticking by me while I find my voice. I’m so grateful.
One question I have been asked during this time is “How did you start doing children’s rooms?” Well, THIS design is room number ONE! My very first kids room ever.
Now here is the scary part. It is possible that the boy who slept in this nursery could drive right by me on the road. He might even be…dare I say…in college. Oh my god!
And yet I remember this project so clearly. It was a very powerful time for me. This project took me down a path that until that point, I never even considered. Now it’s like breathing. Designing for kids allows me to experience fantasy and imagination to the extreme. I feel so privileged to have had so many parents invite me to create these whimsical spaces for their kids. I am a lucky woman.
This carpet, from Color Reform, is available from ABC Carpet. It is awesomely rich and vibrant. This would make a fantastic focal piece for a kid’s room. But…it’s $9000. Now don’t get discouraged. I am not suggesting that you ever spend that much on a carpet for a kid’s room no matter how much money you might have. We aren’t crazy. They’re kids! They are messy! But it would be gorgeous. So now what?
Let me paint you a picture:
2 girls ages 10 and 13.
They share a room.
6 weeks of summer vacation have passed. Home most of the day "NO PRIVACY!" "Mom, she's LOOKING at me!!!"
What am I doing? Installing a curtain to separate their room into two halves.
If you have two girls share a room in your home, it can be tough. There are decor ideas that will help. But the main problem is the self conscious, embarrassed feeling that comes with being a tween.
THAT is what is hard to battle. Do what you may to "band-aid" the problem. But going to it's core root is the solution.
HELLO FLO! Get the Red Badge of Courage! Move over Sheryl Sandberg. Our young girls sit at more than the table!
This is the video to Watch!"
The coolest pillow ever!!! I wanted to snatch them up and run.